Victoria P. Werth, M.D.

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Professor of Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Division Of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Health System (to include the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Presbyterian Hospital)
Department: Dermatology

Contact information
Division of Dermatology
Veterans Administration Hospital
University and Woodland Avenues
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-823-4208
Fax: 215-823-5171
Education:
BA (Chemistry)
Catholic University, 1976.
MS (Physical Chemistry)
Catholic University, 1976.
M.D. (Medicine)
Johns Hopkins University, 1980.
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Description of Research Expertise

Photobiology
Tumor necrosis factor
Cutaneous lupus
Glycosaminoglycans
Clinical and translational research in cutaneous autoimmune diseases

Description of Clinical Expertise

Autoimmune skin disease
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Dermatomyositis
Pemphigus vulgaris

Selected Publications

Furie R, Hough D, Gaudy A, Ye Y, Korish S, Delev N, Weiswasser M, Zhan, Schafer P, Werth V.: Iberdomide in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, ascending-dose, phase 2a study Lupus Science & Medicine Lupus 9:e000581, 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1136/lupus-2021-000581.

Werth VP, Culton DA, Concha JSS, Graydon JS, Blumberg LJ, Okawa J, Pyzik, Blumberg RS, Hall III RS.: Safety, Tolerability, and Activity of ALXN1830 Targeting the Neonatal Fc Receptor in Chronic Pemphigus. J Invest Dermatol 141: 2858-2865, December 2021.

van Vollenhoven RF, Bertsias G, Doria A, Isenberg D, Morand E, Petri MA, Pons-Estel BA, Rahman A, Ugarte-Gil MF, Voskuyl A, Arnaud L, Bruce IN, Cervera R, Costedoat-Chalumeau N, Gordon C, Houssiau FA, Mosca M, Schneider M, Ward MM, Alarcon G, Aringer M, Askenase A, Bae SC, Bootsma H, Boumpas DT, Brunner H, Clarke AE, Coney C, Czirják L, Dörner T, Faria R, Fischer R, Fritsch-Stork R, Inanc M, Jacobsen S, Jayne D, Kuhn A, van Leeuw B, Limper M, Mariette X, Navarra S, Nikpour M, Olesinska MH, Pons-Estel G, Romero-Diaz J, Rubio B, Schoenfeld Y, Bonfá E, Smolen J, Teng YKO, Tincani A, Tsang-A-Sjoe M, Vasconcelos C, Voss A, Werth VP, Zakharhova E, Aranow C.: 2021 DORIS definition of remission in SLE: final recommendations from an international task force. Lupus Sci Med. 8(1): e000538, November 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1136/lupus-2021-000538.

Keyes E, Jobanputra A, Feng R, Grinnell M, Vazquez T, Diaz D, Werth VP.: Comparative responsiveness of cutaneous lupus erythematosus patients to methotrexate and mycophenolate mofetil: A cohort study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 16:S0190-9622(21): 02492-0, September 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2021.09.017. Online ahead of print.

Werth VP, Askanase AD, Lundberg IE.: Importance of collaboration of dermatology and rheumatology to advance the field for lupus and dermatomyositis. Int J Womens Dermatol. ;7(5Part A):: 583-587, September 2021.

Murrell DF, Patsatsi A, Stavropoulos P, Baum S, Zeeli T, Kern JS, Roussaki-Schulze AV, Sinclair R, Bassukas I, Thomas D, Neale A, Caux F, Werth VP, Gourlay SG, Joly P, for the BELIEVE Trial Investigators: Proof-of-concept for clinical effects of oral rilzabrutinib, the first Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor for pemphigus vulgaris: the phase 2 BELIEVE study. British J Dermatol May 2021 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.20431.

Yan D, Gaffney R, Krain R, Keyes E, Concha J, Feng R, Schulz S, Pappas-Taffer L, Borucki R, Ravishankar A, Bax C, Okawa J, Werth VP.: A prospective cohort study comparing the performance of interferon gamma release assays inautoimmune skin diseases. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1:S0190-9622(21): 00651-4, April 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2021.03.087. Online ahead of print.

Chakka S, Krain RL, Concha JSS, Chong BF, Merola JF, Werth VP.: The CLASI, a validated tool for the evaluation of skin disease in lupus erythematosus: a narrative review. Ann Transl Med. 9(5): 431, March 2021.

Bax CE, Grinnell BA M, Concha JSS, Werth VP. : Wong-type dermatomyositis in an African American patient. Arthritis & Rheumatol 73(4): 630, 2021.

Oldroyd AGS, Allard AB, Callen JP, Chinoy H, Chung L, Fiorentino D, George MD, Gordon P, Kolstad K, Kurtzman DJB, Machado PM, McHugh NJ, Postolova A, Selva-O'Callaghan A, Schmidt J, Tansley S, Vleugels RA, Werth VP, Aggarwal R. : A systematic review and meta-analysis to inform cancer screening guidelines in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. Rheumatology 60: 2615-2628, 2021.

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Last updated: 03/14/2022
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